Hello thank you for reading! I'm new to this forum but reading the experiences of other people in the group have made me feel much less lonely in my diagnosis. I was diagnosed with stage 3 endometriosis April 2018 and the only offered treatment plans were to either have the Mirena coil inserted or to use birth control pills back to back in order to skip my periods and reduce the spread of endometriosis. I was very opposed to having the coil inserted as in the past i struggled with finding any hormonal contraceptive that didnt cause constant bleeding until i tried the contraceptive pill that i am on, therefore i decided to take option number 2. However, nearly a year on of running the pill back to back for 3 months at a time and im starting to notice constant side effects which i believe may be caused by using it. All the usual side effects like acne, sore boobs (I constantly feel like a cow that needs milking!!), mood swings. Im constantly down, i cry ALL THE TIME and my libido is non-existent which makes hubby very sad. Would just like some advice from people who have the mirena coil inserted to see how they get on with it, im thinking now i should consider it as an option. Also any other treatments that werent offered to me?
Birth control for endometriosis making me... - Endometriosis UK
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